CRKT Carson M16-01S EDC Spear Point Flipper Knife (3.125" Bead Blast)

  • Bead blasted spear point blade.
  • Flipper opener.
  • Black steel handle.
  • Frame lock mechanism.
  • Reversible pocket clip for tip-up carry.


The M16 Series from CRKT is a well-known, well-loved line of tactical knives that has rightfully earned its place in the pockets of soldiers all over the world. Over the years, it's been made with several lock types, blade styles, blade steels, and in several sizes and colorways, with both assisted and manual opening. It remains so popular because it's economical and maintains rugged dependability. If you're in the market for a tactical folder, you'll be hard pressed to find one that offers more bang for your buck than a CRKT M16!

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Item #BHQ-11417
MSRP: $59.99
Our Price: $36.95
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  • Overall Length: 7.125"
  • Blade Length: 3.125"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.11"
  • Blade Material: 8Cr13MoV
  • Hardness: 58-59 RC
  • Blade Style: Spear Point
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Finish: Bead Blast
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 4.00"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.35"
  • Handle Material: Stainless Steel
  • Color: Black
  • Frame/Liner: Steel
  • Weight: 2.80 oz.
  • User: Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Down
  • Knife Type: Manual
  • Opener: Flipper, Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type: Frame Lock
  • Brand: CRKT
  • Model: M16
  • Model Number: M16-01S
  • Designer: Kit Carson
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

Customer Reviews

Great Budget Knife
Michael B. on Apr 30, 2021

I love this knife because not only is it cheap, it's well made and reliable. I've carried mine for 2 years now and I haven't encountered any problems at all.

Hard to find a better similar knife for the price
Dennis M. on Mar 20, 2019

I have purchased a number of these knives and carry one and have gifted several others. The blades are of decent steel, the knives open almost as fast as an auto and lock up great. I have not always been a liner lock fan but CRKT changed my opinion regarding that. In short, these are a "best bang for the buck" kind of knives and I don't think there is a better every day carry knife out there especially at this price point. Simply a superb knife and an awesome bargain!

So Far So Good
Lyle C. on Aug 10, 2020

This is a solid, conventional EDC. Nothing fancy but a good knife to have on hand. I have a number of CRKT. This one excites me less than others but that's no draw back really, just not as fancy or offbeat as some. In my case I find the flipping action to be a bit weak, you really have to flip it with intention to get it on the first try. Still good to have around. Liking it less means I will worry about it less. It's a good beater.

Nice small pocket knife
David H. on Jan 5, 2018

I bought this a couple of days ago. The factory edge is very sharp. In the pocket, it fits almost invisibly. I really didn't notice it was there. The handle is just a bit small for my big hands but it can hold its own unpacking equipment in a datacenter. It flips open very easily. It makes a good light-duty EDC.

Very nice
Cruz R. on Dec 28, 2017

This is a very good flipper. It flips smoothly and fast. The "thumb studs" dont work, but i also dont believe their meant to be used that way. Their more of a stopper so the blade wont hit the back of the handle where the screws are. But over all its a very thin light knife. Also it may take some time to close the knife because the frame lock is a little touch. But i would recomend.

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